Mountain Modern: Contemporary Homes In High Places by Dominic BradburyMountain Modern: Contemporary Homes In High Places by Dominic Bradbury

Mountain Modern: Contemporary Homes In High Places

byDominic Bradbury

Hardcover | October 14, 2014

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High up in mountains around the world, houses that have long been constructed following local building traditions are being transformed. Intrepid young architects using new technologies and materials are refashioning these traditions, with results that range fromgemütlich (cozy) retreats to glamorous hilltop villas.

Houses are presented in three sections: Cabin, Chalet, and Villa. Photographs of each house reveal its architecture, interior design, and striking setting, while plans provide an additional layer of information. Texts tell the story of how the dwelling was sited to make the most of its location, how new construction innovations were introduced, and how these solutions provide a comfortable space from which families can enjoy the great outdoors. While our cities become ever more concentrated, there is an increasing desire to experience nature as directly as possible. From the Highlands of Scotland to the breathtaking summits of the Alps and the adrenaline-fuelled mountain resorts of California, Mountain Modern is a journey to the most stunning homes of our planet.

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Title:Mountain Modern: Contemporary Homes In High PlacesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.76 × 7.98 × 1.13 inPublished:October 14, 2014Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0500517460

ISBN - 13:9780500517468

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While the urge to head for the hills goes way back, when it comes to high-altitude dwellings, contemporary designers are looking forward, as illustrated by the bright, clean-lined homes in Mountain Modern . — Wall Street JournalThough we rarely categorize designs by their altitude, here it makes for an interesting collection. — Interior DesignExamines the current trends and challenges of creating newly constructed homes in mountains....A detailed look at contemporary domestic architecture. — Library JournalPacked with photos of sleek homes high in the mountains around the world. — Country's Best CabinsThe interiors are filled with expensive and tasteful contemporary artwork, yet the personal touch clearly shows that these are homes. — Portland Book ReviewCapture[s] cabins, chalets, and villas, all built along breathtaking perches. — Architectural Digest